- ISBN 9780091857028 / 0091857023
- Title Secrets of the Baby Whisperer
- Author Tracy Hogg and Melinda Blau
- Category Pregnancy, Birth & Baby Care
Child Care & Upbringing
- Format Paperback
- Year 2001
- Pages 304
- Publisher Ebury Press
- Imprint Vermilion
- Language English
- Dimensions 153mm x 234mm x 22mm
Teaches parents how to work out what kind of baby they have, what kind of mother and father they are, and what kind of parenting plan will work best for them. Believing that babies need to become part of the family, the author has developed a programme that works with infants as young as a day old.
Tracy Hogg knows babies. She can calm even the most distressed or difficult infant, because she understands their language. Hence, her clients call her 'The Baby Whisperer'. Her incredible sensitivity and ability to read infants' cries, coos and assorted baby noises quickly earned Tracy the admiration and gratitude of high-profile couples, including a host of celebrities. In this remarkable parenting book, Tracy demystifies the magic she has performed with some five thousand babies. She teaches parents how to work out what kind of baby they have, what kind of mother and father they are, and what kind of parenting plan will work best for them. Believing that babies need to become part of the family - rather than dominate it - she has developed a practical programme that works with infants as young as a day old. Her methods are also applauded by scientists: 'Tracy's is a voice that should be heard. She appears very knowledgeable about modern infant research and has incorporated this to a level parents can understand. In spite of all the baby how-tos on the market, this one will stand out.'
“Miracles are her business” Jodie Foster “The honest truth is that Tracy Hogg has provided me with more insight into the things that matter than anyone else.” — Alain De Botton Observer Review “She achieves what, to hard-pressed parents, seem like miracles.” Mail on Sunday “...in a different league than all other 'how to manage as a parent' books.” Daily Mail
Tracy Hogg trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital and continued her education in midwifery and caring for newborns at St James' Hospital in Leeds and St Catherine's Hospital, Doncaster. She migrated to the US in 1993 where her uncanny ability to understand and calm babies led to her nickname 'The Baby Whisperer'. Melinda Blau is an award-winning writer specialising in family and health topics. She is the author of seven other books and countless magazine articles and is the mother of two grown-up children.